Down up

Forgot to check the Champions League score, and now I’m glad I forgot, because I’d probably have missed the local angle. I’m looking for a link that makes clear what exactly happened — there are

Third World

James Sixsmith looks at it with fresh eyes, I guess, but he made a good point after this win: Since he got here Dec. 30, he didn’t think the third line or fourth line had scored at all. He’s wrong.

Milestones

Mike Iggulden’s goal in the first minute was the 100th of his pro career. And if the scoresheet is to be believed, Kimber points out that Kurtis McLean has just scored his first NHL goal (with help

How can it be hot in here?

Well, Len DiCostanzo still hasn’t dressed at home, but he has worn white: He’s in town again backing up Lawson, and he may be here a while. And the Rats are wearing red, with the Sound Tigers wearing

Greatest Announcement Ever

Ayla Brown is singing the national anthems at the All-Star Game. (This post goes off topic from here. If you even count that first paragraph as on-topic. Click on if you dare.) No, that by itself

Ricky Done

In totally unexpected news, The Islanders ruled Rick DiPietro out for the rest of the year with swelling in the knee on which he had surgery in October.

Hail, Columbia! happy land

Always nice to hear the old anthem, no matter which vice president they’re playing it for. “Firm, united let us be, rallying ’round our liberty.” Injury news on both fronts: Junior Lessard has a

McLean up

While we wait for the room to open after this skate (three guys on the ice; oh well), Botta has Kurtis McLean set to make his NHL debut on the Island in a couple of hours. Well-earned. Edit: Peter